Canvas prints tips

Sizing

A canvas print can be the statement decor your room is missing, yet if the size isn’t right, something will feel off. Too small and your room can look incomplete, too big and the room can feel a little too crowded.

Here are our top tips to get the sizing just right:
  • A great way to help you visualise it in the room is simply by outlining different potential dimensions with painter’s tape, sticky notes or paper. You can then take a step back to take it all in.
  • Wall art should take up 60%- 75% of the available wall space, i.e wall space that isn’t covered by furniture. Start by measuring the width and height of your wall and then multiply them by both 0.60 and 0.75. This will give you a range of canvas print sizes that will suit the space.
  • When hanging wall art over furniture, such as a bed, a fireplace or a couch, it should be between 2/3 to 3/4 of the width of the furniture. You can do a similar calculation here for measuring the ideal canvas size above your couch for example.
  • If you have smaller prints – not to worry either! You can hang them in a smaller area, place them side by side, or you can group them together to create an eye-catching gallery wall- we print based on the uploaded image dimensions to ensure the best quality of print. So, if you print a portrait-oriented photo, it may be best suited for a more narrow wall, whereas a landscape-oriented photo may fit perfectly above the sofa or bed.

Choosing the right images

1) Create a folder on your desktop where you save your favourite images. Be selective and only save the ones you absolutely love. Within this folder create other folders to break down the various types of images. i.e. macro, food, lifestyle, portraits. As you edit your photos, save your favourites to these folders. This will keep them in one organised place so they are easy to find when you are ready to print.

2) Match the colours in your photographs to your décor. This is only a suggestion that may or may not be your style. As you search your archives, either look for images that have certain complimentary tones in them, or you can change them in Photoshop or Lightroom to match!
3) Choose larger sized prints and canvases for areas where you can see them across the room. What’s the point in printing small 4×6’s and 5×7’s if you can’t see them unless you walk up to them? Take into consideration the space you are filling when deciding how big you can go.
4) Choose photos to display that were taken in that particular room of your home. For example, food photography in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your kids in the tub displayed in the bathroom, and more personal photographs in the bedroom.
5) Some considerations before you pick the image:
  • How much space I needed to fill and how many images.
  • Appropriate size for that space.
  • The style/colours that would go well in your space.
  • How those images would look from across the room.

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